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Port Moresby Nature Park

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Goro Kaeaga Road, Port Moresby 121, Papua New Guinea
+675 326 0248
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A mainstay for the Port Moresby visitor

This is the place I always take visitors to - if you allow a little time here you can tick off... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manfred R
Amazing trip

The flowers and bird sanctuary were great. Go when the orchid exhibit is open. I would suggest... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Louay A
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Port Moresby Nature Park (formerly the National Capital Botanical Gardens) is PNG's leading recreational attraction combining botanical, zoological and cultural displays. The park is home to over 250+ native animals including bird of paradise, tree-kangaroos, cassowaries, wallabies, snakes, crocodiles, hornbills and multiple parrot species. The grounds also offer a lush change from the hustle and bustle of Port Moresby City with the only rainforest tract within the Capital City. Thousands of tropical plant species including palms, gingers and heliconias and native timber tree species are found within the grounds. Facilities include cafe, souvenir shop, flower shop and arguably PNG's best children's playground. The Nature Park can arrange transportation to/from hotels and airport to the Park and offer excellent guided tours of the Park (lasting 1.5Hrs). A popular location on weekends for weddings and private picnic functions utilising the Nature Park's three large picnic areas.
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“flora and fauna” (17 reviews)
“fruit bats” (9 reviews)
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Goro Kaeaga Road, Port Moresby 121, Papua New Guinea
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place I always take visitors to - if you allow a little time here you can tick off seeing the Bird of Paradise that features on the national flag, tree kangaroos, hornbills, casowaries, cuscus and grab a bite to eat together with...More

Thank Manfred R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The flowers and bird sanctuary were great. Go when the orchid exhibit is open. I would suggest asking for a guide too. We had one who was very helpful. You'll see hornbills, emus, and other birds from PNG.

Thank Louay A
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Not expecting much we took a taxi to the nature park. The driver came around with us. First surprise, and a bit freaky, was all the fruit bats. Trees were full of them. And making so much noise. The park was very nicely laid out....More

Thank Pieter S
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

It was nice to get out of the Port Moresby city centre and see the beautiful botanical gardens and birds. You can bring your own food as there are barbeques available around the park. If you have children, bring their swimsuits as there is a...More

Thank Ali M
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Unfortunately you have us confused with 14 Mile Adventure Park. Port Moresby Nature Park is located next to UPNG (5mins past Vision City along waigani drive). The Nature Park is PNG's only accredited zoological park holding international standards of animal welfare and care with over...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

You are met and welcomed with the warm and polite local hospitality, in this mix of zoo and botanical gardens. Guides are available, but you can stroll at own pace with a map and enjoy the colors, smells, sounds of tropical flora, visit with a...More

Thank cogema
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We spent about 1.5 hours here before needing to be at the airport for a flight home. 2-3 hours would have been more leisurely, but we were able to see everything in the short amount of time we were there. Had we known, we could...More

Thank divetravel
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the nature park with no expectations and were pleasantly surprised. The staff were very friendly and the grounds were clean and picnic facilities were very good. The exhibits were both interesting and entertaining. We worth a look if you are in Port Moresby.

Thank _castella500
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I took a taxi and the driver waited for me while I was visiting Port Moresby Nature Park. This place is well-maintained and all the people working here were smiling and very friendly during the duration of my visit. Many very nice exhibits with the...More

Thank Ron780
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your time and comments on TripAdvisor. We are a little hidden treasure in Port Moresby and are in fact, PNG's only wildlife facility that meets and follows international standards in animal welfare as members of the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia....More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is a surprisingly good zoo in the middle of Port Moresby. Our favorite was the tree kangaroos. The zoo offers a shuttle van (for a fee; call them to arrange it) that can pick you up or drop you off at your hotel or...More

Thank TravelingMark
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for visiting the Nature Park and commenting. We are the only officially recognised zoo in PNG and are members of the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia as well as hold membership with the Australasian Zoo and Aquarium Association. We are really proud...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

I had a few hours on Sunday and I wanted to see something different. I called up the park and they had a drive come and pick me up (dropped me off as well). The park was clean and inviting. The animals were different generally...More

Thank Bob_S23
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for supporting the Nature Park by taking the time to visit and comment on TripAdvisor. Our transfer service has been a big hit with travellers who do not want the hassle of trying to find a reliable taxi service. All the animals at...More

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Kate M
14 May 2017|
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Response from Michelle M | Property representative |
Hello. If you are an overseas visitor it is K15 adults, K8 students, K6 children. If you are a resident of PNG the prices above from Pacific Meri are correct.
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Camaeja
28 January 2016|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
That is going to be pretty difficult. I would recommend taking a taxi. Which means you will need to exchange currency ahead of time. Also, I don't know if the international has a place to store your luggage. If not you will... More
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